If the cold weather is keeping your child housebound, help her blow off some steam with these fun get-moving ideas from Steve Ettinger, certified fitness expert and author of the children’s book “Wallie Exercises.”



Pillow hop:
Place pillows all over the floor and challenge your kid to jump around without touching them.



Wacky weights:
Fill a zip-top bag with dry beans and stuff it into an empty paper-towel roll, then glue a cardboard circle to each end of the roll to make a dumbbell. Show your kid how to perform simple moves like overhead presses and biceps curls.



Commercial break
: Get in mini workouts while watching TV. During ads, dance or do jumping jacks until the show returns.

 

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